Qualifications for Cellular Therapy
To be a candidate for cellular therapy, you must have a chronic lung condition diagnosis. Lung Health Institute exclusively treats chronic inflammatory lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema — interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary fibrosis and more. Read our patient stories to learn about how cellular therapy has helped people with a range of chronic lung conditions.
The Medical Screening Process
Once we’ve confirmed your lung condition diagnosis, our medical providers will conduct a medical screening to determine if you’re a good candidate for cellular therapy. First, our medical records department will request your medical records. We also require that you have a recent chest X-ray and blood work results for our medical providers to see.
Our medical providers will evaluate the following factors that could impact the effectiveness of cellular therapy:
- Medical history
- Current medical conditions
- Prior or current cancer
- Active infections
The list above is not exhaustive. Every person is different, and we evaluate everyone for candidacy on a patient-by-patient basis. Our medical providers want to ensure you are in optimal health before receiving cellular therapy so that treatment has the best chance of providing a positive outcome.
How Does Cellular Therapy Work?
Our cellular therapy effectively treats chronic lung disease by using the Pulmonary Trap™ method. During the treatment process, our clinicians will take a small venous blood draw that contains platelet-rich plasma-platelet concentrate (PRP-PC). The blood is transferred to our laboratory in the clinic, where PRP-PC is separated and isolated.
The concentrated blood is returned to you via IV. Within 2 heartbeats, it travels directly to the lungs via the Pulmonary Trap method, where it remains caught. In clinical studies, PRP-PC is linked to anti-inflammatory properties. By directly addressing chronic lung inflammation, cellular therapy may be able to reduce airway inflammation, prevent further damage of lung tissues and slow the progression of your condition.
Find out If You’re a Candidate for Cellular Therapy
The most effective way to find out if you’re a candidate for cellular therapy is to speak to one of our patient coordinators. As a service to you, we also offer a free consultation with one of our medical providers to answer any questions you have about the treatment process.
To find out if you’re a candidate or to schedule your free consultation, contact one of our patient coordinators today.